|McKechnie Field Will Host the Florida State League All Star Game June 14
Bradenton, Fla. – The Bradenton Marauders today unveiled the logos for the 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game. McKechnie Field will host the All-Star Game on Saturday, June 14. The 53rd annual game will pit the top players from the FSL South against an elite squad from the FSL North. Bradenton will be hosting its first All-Star Game.
The primary logo created for the 2014 All-Star Game incorporates several aspects of the Marauders’ logos, while providing a unique look for this landmark event. McKechnie Field’s iconic façade is prominently featured as the top border of the logo, with crossed bats emerging from the corners. At the center of the logo is a pristinely white baseball with the title text applied over its top half, “2014 Florida State League All-Star Game.” The color scheme features the Marauders yellow and black tones. The yellow and black used in the Marauders logos are themselves a tribute to the team’s connection with its parent club, the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Along with the primary logo, the Marauders have commissioned a word mark logo for the event. The stylistic title text of “2014 Florida State League All-Star Game” is outlined again with the Marauders’ traditional yellow and black tones.
McKechnie Field has been hosting baseball in Bradenton for 90 seasons. It is the oldest Spring Training ballpark in Major League Baseball, and the second oldest in the Florida State League. The Marauders will begin the fifth season of Florida State League competition at McKechnie Field on Saturday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m.
The Florida State League was formed in 1919. The League has competed as a Class-A minor league since 1963, and is one of three High-A leagues in professional baseball. It presently includes 12 teams split into two six team divisions. The regular season is 140 games split into two 70 game halves. The champion at the end of each half qualifies for the playoffs. The All-Star Game is played at the end of the first half.
The 2014 All-Star Game logos were designed by Studio Simon. For more information about Studio Simon, visit www.studiosimon.com.